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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Why a teacher teaches...

Well, it's time to turn into "MRS. WISE"! I'll do my best to post a few times per week!  It will be a joy to come home and read your blogs! 

You will be in my prayers.  Please continue to update "Pray Without Ceasing" so I can pray for your needs and celebrate your praises!

This is one of my favorite poems. 
Enjoy!  Have a wonderful week!

  The Bridge Builder

by Will Allen Dromgoole

An old man, going a lone highway,
Came at the evening cold and gray,
To a chasm, vast and deep and wide,
Through which was flowing a sullen tide.
The old man crossed in the twilight dim-
That sullen stream had no fears for him;
But he turned, when he reached the other side,
And built a bridge to span the tide.

"Old man," said a fellow pilgrim near,
"You are wasting strength in building here.
Your journey will end with the ending day;
You never again must pass this way.
You have crossed the chasm, deep and wide,
Why build you the bridge at the eventide?"

The builder lifted his old gray head.
"Good friend, in the path I have come," he said,
"There followeth after me today
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm that has been naught to me
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be.
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
Good friend, I am building the bridge for him."


  1. Good luck girl! Hope you have the best year ever!

    1. Thank you sooo much, Holly!

      Have a great week!


  2. Morning Friend
    Have a wonderful Monday, Week and School Year.
    Love with all your heart and let His light shine..
    Hugs to MRS WISE :)

    and give lots of gold stars..who doesn't like stars :)

    1. Trace,
      Hugs back! Mrs. Wise thanks you and so do I! :) Thank you for the encouragement!
      I will give lots of star... I will tell them that a dear friend said so. BUT, they won't get theirs for eating coffee cake! :)

      Have a great day!

      Blessings and love,
      Heather/Mrs. Wise

  3. God bless, Heather as you start bridge building this year!
    You'll be in my prayers as will your students.
    PS Always keep a few squares handy for life's little awkward moments!!!
    'For we are His workmanship, created unto good works in Christ Jesus that He has before ordained that we should walk in them.' Ephesians 2 :10

    1. Yup. You're a kindred spirit, Christine!
      You cracked me up with the square joke. My coworker, Anne (not Green Gables) would find that extremely amusing! If you talk to her, I should keep a whole roll on me... Ugh.

      The verse is just what I needed! Thank you! Thank you for your prayers! I am most appreciative of them!

      Have a wonderful day!

      Blessings and love!

  4. I always pray for our teachers and the students, too. Enjoy this year of teaching and visit when you can! Hugs!


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